Southwestern Fish Tacos
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
Makes2 servings (4 tacos)
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
- 4 teaspoons taco seasoning
- 1/2 pound cod or haddock fillets, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 4 taco shells
- Optional ingredients: shredded lettuce, chopped tomato and lime wedges
- For sauce, mix mayonnaise, sour cream, cilantro and 2 teaspoons taco seasoning. In another bowl, toss cod with lemon juice and remaining taco seasoning.
- In a skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute cod just until it begins to flake easily with a fork, 4-6 minutes (fish may break apart as it cooks). Spoon into taco shells; serve with sauce and remaining ingredients as desired.
Nutrition Facts2 tacos: 506 calories, 38g fat (8g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 852mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein.
Follow along as we show you how to make these fantastic recipes from our archive.
Oct 4, 2017
This is a lovely recipe, quick to make and full of fresh flavors. I used warmed corn tortillas instead of hard taco shells, and chose red snapper for the fish. Be a bit sparing with the creamy sauce, and top with shredded lettuce and really hot hot-sauce for a true San Diego style experience!
Dec 1, 2015
Sep 6, 2015
My husband liked these, I thought they were just OK. Still looking for that WOW factor in a recipe.
Jun 24, 2015
YUM! Had 10 relatives over for a reunion and decided to try a TOH recipe for the first time. Because these recipes are tested and reviewed by other readers, I felt confident trying this one out. Delicious!! I have never made fish tacos before and this was a hit. Will make again for sure. Thanks for a great dinner, and rave reviews from my family. :)
Mar 7, 2013
Delicious! He sauce makes this dish. I use tilapia and garnish with tomatoes, lettuce, black beans and corn...and plenty of the sauce. I've already made it a couple times and will be making it again soon.
Mar 5, 2013
I appreciated the simplicity of this recipe. As a beginner cook, it was wonderful to put such a beautiful meal together so quickly!However, I wasn't a huge fan of the sour cream + taco seasoning sauce. Not quite right. I'd like to figure out another way to make a seasoned sour cream topping.
Jan 8, 2012
We really liked this! We didn't put the sour cream/mayo stuff on it. Just did the lemon/taco seasoning fish as directed and then used a coleslaw mix (with no dressing) and fresh diced tomatoes on it. Paired it with yellow rice and black beans and also had fajita veggies which I liked with the fish as well (ate two different tacos - one with veggies, one without). Even my picky seven year old ate it although he ate it on a whole wheat hot dog roll.
Sep 28, 2011
Easy to make, my family likes this recipe better than our favorite Mexican Restaurant.
Feb 2, 2011
This is a great light snack!
Sep 4, 2009
I love fish, but have trouble getting my wife to eat it. However when we tried this recipe with a southwestern twist, she liked it too. It was simple and we will definitely make it again. Thanks for sharing.